The New York Times are reporting that a number of major European clubs are looking to launch a Super League which they have been secretly working on for months. The announcement was announced yesterday on account of all the leaks and as a response to the new UEFA Champions League rules. 12 Teams have shown an interest and signed up at this point with 6 from England, 3 from Spain and 3 from Italy. AC Milan, Juventus and Inter Milan are those from Italy. UEFA and the European Football Federations were in crisis mode all weekend to find a way to halt these plans.
The Times reported that each of the participants of the new Super League would pocket about 350 million euros after joining.
Gazzetta dello Sport via MilanNews.it are reporting that UEFA are planning for an epic legal battle against the clubs who wish to breakaway and create the Super League. A lawsuit worth 50 billion euros is reportedly ready and the clubs are expected to be disqualified from UEFA competitions if they proceed.
UEFA hit back and said:
“We will consider all the measures available to us, at all levels, both judicial and sporting, in order to prevent this from happening. Football is based on open competitions and sporting merits; it cannot be otherwise. As previously announced by FIFA and the six Federations, affected clubs will be banned from playing in any other competition at national, European or global level, and their players may be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams.”